Harvard (Massachusetts, USA). A campus with glory.
Founded in 1636, Harvard University has become synonymous with the universal aspirations of North American higher education. In addition to 44 Nobel laureates among its alumni, it has taught the US presidents, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy and Barack Obama, and the government leaders, Vicente Fox, Álvaro Uribe and Felipe Calderón. Its library, which houses more than 15 million volumes, is the fourth largest in the world.
Stanford (California, USA). Leader in science and technology.
With 27 Nobel laureates among the staff, this university is the birthplace of such famous technical and scientific companies as Hewlett-Packard, Cisco Systems, Yahoo!, Google and Sun Microsystems.
California Berkeley (USA). Public and selective.
Recognised as the world’s number one public university, it is the most selective in the USA. A total of 21 Nobel laureates on the faculty. Also reputed to be activist, left-wing and avant-garde.
4.- Cambridge (UK). Students who will change the world.
The second oldest English-speaking university, Cambridge has educated many of Britain’s most distinguished scientists, writers and politicians. Its former alumni include Darwin, Newton and John Keynes.
5.- MIT Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA). Knowing and creating.
Considered the best science and engineering university in the world, it has many Nobel laureates among its lecturers and former alumni, as well as a many famous astronauts and countless inventors, such as Tim Berners-Lee, the father of Internet.
6.- Technology Institute of California (USA). A spatial glance.
It is one of the major institutions in the world dedicated to science, engineering and research. Caltech, as it is commonly known, controls and manages NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Its alumni and lecturers include 31 Nobel laureates.
7.- Columbia (New York, USA). A humanistic heart.
From its beginnings, it has been at the head of the best academic and research institutions in the world, excelling in such disciplines as medicine, science, art and humanities. It occupies six city blocks on Manhattan Island.
8.- Princeton (New Jersey, USA). The power of money.
Besides its academic excellence, with several Nobel Prize winners among the staff, it is one of the richest universities in the world. It has an ambitious art museum which houses Goya, Monet and Warhol paintings, among other valuable pieces.
9.- Besides its academic excellence, with several Nobel Prize winners among the staff, it is one of the richest universities in the world. It has an ambitious art museum which houses Goya, Monet and Warhol paintings, among other valuable pieces.
Founded in 1890 with the financing of the tycoon, Rockefeller, it has a total of 85 Nobel laureates among its alumni and staff. It is famous for its research and Economics School. Obama was professor at the centre.
10.- Yale University (Connecticut, USA). The university of leaders.
Since 1972, one Yale student has stood for US president. It is the university which has awarded degrees to more US presidents in modern times, as well as to more executive directors of Fortune 500 companies. It accepts less than 10% of applicants.